VISTA Matters is the weekly community newsletter for garden members. Included are key dates and communications necessary for all members to know and be involved. 
VISTA Gardens News - November 11, 2016
Fall Festival is 20 hours away!

The big event has arrived and final preparations are under way. Please read the following reminders and we will see you tomorrow!

1. Drop off - Tables, chairs, coolers, hay bales, pumpkins: Please leave them behind the shed tonight or have them at the garden by 9 a.m. tomorrow. Do not forget to put your name on them to be sure your items get back to you. 

2. Set up begins at 9 a.m. and break down is right after the event concludes. We expect to be done by 4 p.m.

3. No on-site Parking. There is no on-site parking tomorrow unless you have a handicap placard. Plan on parking along Casey Rd or across West Village along the road leading to the country club. We need to limit parking to vendors and a few essential 'errand' vehicles for both space and safety reasons.

4. Post-event volunteer pizza party!!! Jet's and Papa John's have generously donated pizza for the post event party. We also will have access to any left over adult beverages and water.
If you have any questions...

Through 10 p.m. this evening you can e-mail either Barb Mahlmeister (bar b@naturalchoicenutrition) or Leah Wooten ( 

Beginning 8:00 a.m. tomorrow please call as e-mail will not be monitored. Barb Mahlmeister:  813-495-2719, Leah Wooten: 813-503-3410.

It is going to be a GREAT day!
VISTA Gardens members thank our Veteran's for their service in protecting our freedom and beautiful country!
Ongoing Activities

Saturday Work Parties
Fulfill your community volunteer requirement by joining fellow gardeners on Saturday mornings to tackle the maintenance needs of the garden at large. It's a fun time and you get some exercise and the garden stays looking great. Keeping the garden regularly maintained prevents us from major intermittent workload.  The party starts at 9 a.m. every weekend, weather permitting. 

Compost Thursdays
Committee members meet at the garden Thursday's at 8 a.m. to turn the compost. Please join the team if you would like to learn more about composting.

Compost Materials Needed 
General reminder: To produce high quality input the community needs to provide a steady supply of material. This includes vegetable waste (garden r kitchen), leaves, cardboard and shredded paper. Please bring your waste to the garden, don't let it go to the landfill!

Keep in touch with VISTA
We are working hard to streamline communications to ensure you receive the right content in the right place when you need it.
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2. Tuesday email: Summarizes key activity and news for the upcoming week
3. Monthly newsletter: More detail into topics of interest and education (see link above!)
4. Web site: Our address is (note: no 's' in garden). A repository of membership information, detailed education, links to articles on shared topics of interest. Plus much, much more. 

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